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Mike Barrio

"The Accidental Angler" new series on TV tonight
« on: November 12, 2006, 17:42:38 PM »
Just noticed that the first of the new series "The Accidental Angler" is on BBC2 tonight at 8pm.  :z16

1 of 4 fishing programmes in which Charles Rangeley-Wilson goes looking for unusual fish. He is heading for India tonight in search of "the mighty Mahseer" species.

I believe that the next one is about trout fishing?

Catch the programme if you can
Best wishes
Mike
www.flylineshop.com   At the heart of your fishing ..... lies a great fly line!

Hamish Young

"The Accidental Angler" new series on TV tonight
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2006, 21:04:14 PM »
I enjoyed it - most excellent in fact :z16
Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience ;)

Mike Barrio

"The Accidental Angler" new series on TV tonight
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2006, 21:55:39 PM »
Yes, me too, thought it was very good  :z16

Best wishes
Mike
www.flylineshop.com   At the heart of your fishing ..... lies a great fly line!

Dutchfly

"The Accidental Angler" new series on TV tonight
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2006, 08:56:46 AM »
Hmmm, I'm not so positive. True, the location was beautiful, great camerawork, the storyline was o.k., and fish he eventually caught a super fish, but for most of the hour I found the show quite boring, to be honest. The next episode is about troutfishing, hopefully more action.

CU

Jeroen

wildfisher

"The Accidental Angler" new series on TV tonight
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2006, 12:43:03 PM »
Forget about getting a program about pure fishing on prime time terrestrial TV. This was a travel show with a bit of fishing thrown in.  I thought it was fine and certainly a massive improvement on Trout and About.  I look forward to the next one. Reminded  me a bit of salmon fishing: a lot of time on the water for very little return. That's just the nature of the game and in these days of "bagging up"  it may not have gone down to well with many anglers. I say well done the BBC for having the guts to screen a program that embraced something as politically  incorrect as catch and release fishing.

Sandy Nelson

"The Accidental Angler" new series on TV tonight
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2006, 15:36:18 PM »
I thought it was really well done.
Sandra and I both watched it and enjoyed it.It was nice to see a fishing programme given the quality of production that others enjoy.
The type of fishing made no odds to me, i just soaked in the atmosphere and surroundings (a lot like being there oneself :grin: )
I reckon its probably the best attempt at an angling show since they made "A Passion for Angling"
Really looking forward to next weeks one now.

Sandy
John Geirach 1999 "Millions of trout have died of old age before i could catch them and there's not a damn thing i can do about that"

Jim Eddie

Accidental angler
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2006, 22:37:00 PM »
I just caught the last 20 minutes or so as I was out, enjoyed what I saw though.
I can't beleive some people moaning because he did not catch enough fish.

Sandy agree about "A Passion for Angling" though there has been a great fishing programme on /tv since then though .... Trout & About :z4  :z4

I jest of course , " A river somewhere" was a fantastic programme , make sure you watch it if its ever repeated.

 :z18

Jim
"Because in a world where most men seem to spend their lives doing what they hate, my fishing is at once an endless source of delight and an act of small rebellion."

Hamish Young

Re: Accidental angler
« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2006, 18:50:35 PM »
Quote from: "Jedi"
" A river somewhere" was a fantastic programme , make sure you watch it if its ever repeated.


I'll second that - brilliant programme  :z16
Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience ;)

Hamish Young

Leven trout - anywhere but Leven
« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2006, 21:07:45 PM »
Episode 2 - awesome I'm not at all jealous of a wee adventure like this weeks - yeah, right  :wink:

Thought this weeks episode was even better than last weeks, here's hoping the following programmes continue in the same vain :!:

Anyone for a wee spracchle to Bhutan.......  :wink:
Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience ;)

Jim Eddie

Bhutan
« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2006, 21:12:47 PM »
Aye Hamish that big Brownie he caught was a bonnie fish  :grin:  I really enjoyed tonights episode.

 :z18  

Jim
"Because in a world where most men seem to spend their lives doing what they hate, my fishing is at once an endless source of delight and an act of small rebellion."

Sandy Nelson

"The Accidental Angler" new series on TV tonight
« Reply #10 on: November 19, 2006, 21:35:04 PM »
Aye

Twas a superb episode, i'll come to Bhutan.

I guess this is truly Wild fishing, especially up on that loch, 4000m  :shock:
Thats a long way up.

So flags and candles are the way forward, :z6 wonder if it would work on the Don. :lol:


Sandy
John Geirach 1999 "Millions of trout have died of old age before i could catch them and there's not a damn thing i can do about that"

Mike Barrio

"The Accidental Angler" new series on TV tonight
« Reply #11 on: November 19, 2006, 22:45:42 PM »
Oh "rollocks" .......... I forgot to watch it tonight  :oops:

Mike
 :z2
www.flylineshop.com   At the heart of your fishing ..... lies a great fly line!

Hamish Young

"The Accidental Angler" new series on TV tonight
« Reply #12 on: November 19, 2006, 23:06:12 PM »
Quote from: "spiderman"

So flags and candles are the way forward, :z6 wonder if it would work on the Don. :lol:


I'm game to find out if you are  :z4  :lol:
Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience ;)

Dutchfly

"The Accidental Angler" new series on TV tonight
« Reply #13 on: November 20, 2006, 08:15:06 AM »
Yes, liked it. I've recorded the episode on DVD, Mike. I'll try to mail it to you.

CU

Jeroen

wildfisher

"The Accidental Angler" new series on TV tonight
« Reply #14 on: November 20, 2006, 09:38:28 AM »
What a great program. Having trekked up to similar heights (a good bit higher in fact) in neighbouring Nepal I could really identify with CRW's state of exhaustion. Every step becomes a chore Never fished though although we were camped by the shore of a   lake at 4300M. I doubt if there were fish in it anyway and it being one of the most holy places in Hinduism  doubt if casting a fly  would have gone down too well!

 




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